PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland club Northern Fury have announced they will play Hyundai A-League powerhouses Melbourne City and Wellington Phoenix in friendly matches this September.
The announcement also included confirmation that Fury are seeking to forge close ties with City, with tentative plans for Fury’s juniors to travel to Melbourne next year for a series of matches.
City, who are owned by English Premier League superclub Manchester City, are also anticipated to provide coaching clinics to Fury juniors during their stay in Townsville.
Dates for the friendlies are yet to be finalised, however Fury fans are expected to welcome the post-season addition to their calendar with their club already out of the running for the PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland Finals Series and the Westfield FFA Cup.
It’s anticipated that both clubs will bring full their full squads to line-up against Fury's stable of local north Queensland talent as they enter the final stages of their pre-season preparations.
City's squad for the upcoming Hyundai A-League season includes Socceroos stars Aaron Mooy and Ivan Franjic, last season's Hyundai A-League Golden Boot winner Bruno Fornaroli and former English Premier League and Danish international goalkeeper Thomas Sørenson.
Phoenix also boast a number of stars on their books for next season including All Whites Kosta Barbarouses and Brazilian midfield maestro Gui Finkler.
The friendlies will be the first time Fury have lined up Hyundai A-League opposition since 2014’s Townsville Football Cup, which saw Fury host Sydney FC, Brisbane Roar and Newcastle Jets.
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